Does My Child Feel Safe Expressing Emotions?

In this episode: A dad is perplexed about how to best support his son when he gets hurt. “I have always tried to give him the space and freedom to express his emotions,” he writes, but lately his son has been rejecting support and insisting through tears that he is not hurt. This dad isn’t sure how to handle it. “I want him to know he can express his emotions in a safe way.”

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  1. Sandra Cooper says:

    This reminds me of the time I witnessed something tragic, and my mind was saying ‘No…..’ as in ‘this should not be happening’, kind of like you want to stop time and reverse the action. I watched as my uncle, who had been sitting on a dock at the cottage, fall forward into the row boat, with his butt sticking in the air and a large wet circle on it. I didn’t know until later that this was his 2nd heart attack. I was 17 at the time.

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